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Debate Score:43
Arguments:28
Total Votes:51
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Does bullying build up a stronger person?

I think this debate has been done before, or something similar, but oh well. I think it can be redone with the new people on here. 

Yes

Side Score: 21
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No

Side Score: 22
5 points

I pesonally was bullied, and am now a much stronger person. Nobody will cross me again because I won't let them. Now nobody can bully me, and most people could reach goals with more determinaton if they had been bullied.

Side: Yes
iamdavidh(4868) Disputed
5 points

You will be crossed again, many more times. It's the human condition.

It's how you handle being crossed that determines how strong you are.

It was not the bullying that made you stronger, it was you who made you stronger.

Side: No
2 points

I would never condone bullying under any circumstance as it can be completely traumatizing.

But I was harshly bullied by my older brothers as a kid, and I have to say that because of them military life ( whether it be deployments or just basic training ) has been somewhat easier than had I not gotten my ass kicked repeatedly by them.

Side: Yes
2 points

Yes, I believe that bullying does "build up a stronger person". I wasn't quite bullied, but picked on a lot when I was a kid (by my friends, so it wasn't too rough, and they'd stop the second I told them to). Before we began to "play fight" I didn't even know how to throw a punch, but after a few months I managed to beat up the school bully.

Side: Yes
2 points

Well, it depends on the person I suspect... but if someone has lived a sheltered life I can understand how it could toughen them up by encountering situations that they never had before.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would have to say yes. I was born two weeks late from a sick, alcohol drinking, smoker and put up for adoption. needless to say, I was very small, always have been, I was underweight for my age all the way til I was 16. I got bullied alot, basketballs and dodgeballs too the face, shoved tripped called names like punk, little dude, annoying mexican(yes I am half Mexican)

Either way, I learned the best way to deal with bullies and it's NOT to go tell an adult and hope that they will stop. It IS important to tell an adult but a kid, or a person in general, needs to learn to defend themselves too. I can't remember all the times I told my parents or other adults about my bullies. they would try to help but the most that would happen was a talk between the bully and I and then the next week he would be at it again. The moment I started throwing the basketballs and dodge balls back at their heads or smacking them back when they shoved me, they started backing off. then I had my much needed growth spert and they didn't really do anything after that.

Did it make me stronger? Yes very much so, I used to be a real pushover, not anymore. I think the issue is the parents, my folks always taught me that I had every right to DEFEND myself if I needed too, now days too many parents and teachers are taking passifism to an extreme and telling their kids to never to do anything aggresive, even in self defense. I like what I heard a long time ago, "You never start a fight, you never run away from a fight, you never cheat in a fight."

Side: Yes

Everyone will cross paths bullying in life regardless, so it is time to man up and face it or just ignore it.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think while they may suffer in the short term, i think in the long run bullying can make the person being bullied a stronger person. I think being bullied is make or break for some people- you either find the strength to overcome it or the bullies bring you down with them.

Although i have said bullying does make for a stronger person i am in no way saying i condone bullying - i think life is hard enough without having to face bullies.

Side: Yes
1 point

yes because it build pain endurance and helps because kids are going to get bullied everywhere they go

Side: Yes
1 point

People who are bullied turn up stronger...First it feels really bad but in longer terms the people bullied are stronger, mentally and physically.We learn to fight through,and get rid of the bully.After that we are strong and nothing can easily disturb our mind

Side: Yes
1 point

Overcoming the bully is hard but after the struggle we are strong to face anything

Side: Yes
0 points

“One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness. Such men make this cosmos and its construction the pivot point of their emotional life, in order to find the peace and security which they cannot find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experiences.” Albert Einstein

Side: Yes
2 points

Which person are you referring to the bully or the bullied

Side: No
Saurbaby(5579) Clarified
4 points

This is a perfect example of the clarify button :)

I meant the person being bullied.

Side: Yes
2 points

That some can overcome bullying and become stronger is more a matter of personality than the actual outside influences that triggered the process.

A person could become stronger in the exact same sense should they have not been bullied. It's not the bullying that makes them stronger in other words, it is them.

Side: No
2 points

Verbal bullying makes you feel belittled and worthless.

Physical bullying makes you physically impaired/disabled.

Feeling worthless and becoming physically impaired/disabled does not make you strong. It makes you weak.

Side: No
Liber(1725) Disputed
1 point

Verbal bullying makes you feel belittled and worthless.

I agree with this, pretty much. It can build up character, though; at least, it does it my observations of the human animal.

Physical bullying makes you physically impaired/disabled.

Sometimes, but in my experience it tends to make people stronger.

It makes you weak.

Until you decide to fight back, which requires you to become strong.

Side: Yes
Dremorius(861) Disputed
1 point

But it is not the bullying that makes you strong- it is the person you are that makes you strong.

Side: No
1 point

"Sticks and stone can break my bones by names will scar me forever."

This is a long ways from a yes or no question. I have seen people crippled by bullying and I have seen people fight back under pressure and become different people, not necessarily better. Can it make you stronger? Yes. Does it normally? No.

Side: No
1 point

Bullying tears people down .

Side: No
1 point

Ha! Sure it does...the same way losing a leg in a car crash makes you a more careful driver...

Side: No

It does the opposite. It makes the person a monster. A Bully will one day meet his match and he will go down in defeat.

Side: No
1 point

No. Each person reacts to being bullied differently. Not everyone becomes stronger for it, some will just shrink into themselves and won't be as confidant as they may have been before. On the flip side, some may rise above it. But that's never guaranteed.

Side: No
-1 points

you said-

I think it can be redone with the new people here

you got like 2 new people responses because your statement is one of the most self centered stuck up snobbish sentences I have ever heard-

How do we know YOU are not the bully?

Side: No
Hellno(17618) Clarified
1 point

Wait? What? Are you serious or are you kidding? I ask because I have a sense of humor that is many times misunderstood... you're not really suggesting that Saurbaby was the person that ran Silas off are you?

Side: Yes
Hellno(17618) Clarified
1 point

P.S. Just for the record, I'm not the person that gave you a DV.

Side: Yes
Saurbaby(5579) Disputed
0 points

your statement is one of the most self centered stuck up snobbish sentences

Um, how so?

How do we know YOU are not the bully?

Because I'm not, and I like everyone on this site except obvious trolls cough, and two others that know I don't care for them but still respect them.

Side: Yes